In this time of economic uncertainty, Canada needs a majority government even more. There is only one political party with enough support to form government with a clear majority, the Conservative Party of Canada.
Should Canadians wish to know what happens to countries that continue to elect unstable minority governments, I draw your attention to three examples: Italy, Ireland and Israel, or the three III's. The III's suffer from frequent elections, poor economic performance and murky political decision-making because multiple parties must agree on the smallest of details in order to create or amend legislation.
On election day, if Canadians choose to add Canada to the list of countries that suffer from minority parliaments, the new list would be known as IIIC, or the Ick List. In simple terms, financial markets and potential immigrants may choose to invest in other countries because of Canada's 'ick' factor.
It is for this reason Canadians need to elect a strong majority government with a credible opposition in order to provide Canada with the checks and balances required to keep a modern democracy functioning in a world full of peril. Another minority government would certainly be an icky result.
David Crawford, Coquitlam